Everyone knows Otunba Bimbo Ashiru in Ogun State. For 8 years, he was the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry under Gov. Amosun. Under him, Ogun State witnessed remarkable growth in terms of Industrialisation. He was one of those who wanted to be Governor in Ogun State before APC got itself enmeshed in crisis.
Another Ashiru has come out in Ogun politics. He is running for Ogun East Senatorial seat on the platform of ARM.
He is Engr. (Dr.) Deji Ashiru. “My mission, starting in 2019, is a social contract with the good people of Ogun East Senatorial District anchored on grassroot development, human development and socio-economic inclusion with greater focus on women, youths, the less privileged and the physically challenged” he has revealed. “My vision is an inclusive, progressive and prosperous Ogun East Senatorial District that will Arise & Shine. Ogun East Senatorial District, comprising of 9 Local Government Areas (Remo North, Ikenne, Sagamu, Odogbolu, Ijebu Ode, Ijebu North-East, Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun Waterside) is a major block in the political and administrative architecture of Ogun State. Despite representing 45% of the LGAs of Ogun State, the industrial, infrastructural and socio-economic development in Ogun East Senatorial District has not been commensurate to the level that is deserving of a majority shareholder.
He says the people of Ogun East Senatorial District have not been effectively represented; critical infrastructures have become dilapodated; unemployment has surged, the fundamental right to a descent life has been denied; and for so long, economic, social and political exclusion have become the order of the day. This regressive trend must stop immediately.